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By Neil Schlager, Josh Lauer

ISBN-10: 1558624082

ISBN-13: 9781558624085

This seventh version of "Contemporary Novelists" contains biographies, bibliographies and significant essays on nearly 650 modern writers, a hundred new to this variation. contains nationality and identify indexes.

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Science Fiction Art, illustrated by Chris Foss. New York, Bounty, 1975; London, Hart Davis, 1976. Science Fiction as Science Fiction. Frome, Somerset, Bran’s Head, 1978. This World and Nearer Ones: Essays Exploring the Familiar. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979; Ohio, Kent State University Press, 1981. Science Fiction Quiz. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1983. The Pale Shadow of Science (essays). Seattle, Serconia Press, 1985. … And the Lurid Glare of the Comet (essays). Seattle, Serconia Press, 1986.

Foreword, Soft as Steel: The Art of Julie Bell by Nigel Suckling. New York, Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999. Editor, Penguin Science Fiction. London, Penguin, 1961; More Penguin Science Fiction, 1963; Yet More Penguin Science Fiction, 1964; 3 vols. collected as The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, 1973. Editor, Best Fantasy Stories. London, Faber, 1962. Editor, Last and First Men, by Olaf Stapledon. London, Penguin, 1963. Editor, Introducing SF. London, Faber, 1964. Editor, with Harry Harrison, Nebula Award Stories 2.

I’m now working on a large-scale autobiographical ‘‘thing’’—an unlicked cub as yet—which will contain my experience of and meditations on war. To be able to write is a slice of great golden fortune. * * * The great contribution Brian Aldiss has made to the art of science fiction is to help to raise it to the point where it is now accepted, by all but the chronically bigoted, as a literary form worthy of serious consideration. I suspect that this has much to do with the fact that Aldiss has always looked upon himself primarily as a novelist rather than as a writer of SF, and he has written several novels other than those on science-fiction themes.

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